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BLUEGRASS POLL; Death penalty is still favored
Courier - Journal - Louisville, Ky.
Subjects: Capital punishment; Murders & murder attempts; Criminal sentences; Parole & probation; Prisons
Author: Halladay, Jessie
Date: Feb 1, 2013
Start Page: A.1
Section: NEWS
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About two-thirds of Kentuckians support the death penalty as an option for murderers and do not want it replaced with a sentence of life in prison without parole, according to the latest Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll. The poll asked: "A bill is before the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly to abolish the death penalty and make the maximum penalty for murder in Kentucky life in prison without the possibility of parole. Or do you prefer abolishing it and replacing it with life in prison without parole?" In 1997, the Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll asked about the death penalty for those convicted of murder, without suggesting life in prison as an alternative.

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